Avocado Chocolate Cupcakes

Yeah it’s holiday season, reason to bake and celebrate :). Always wanted to use avocados in baking, but kept postponing, thinking the cupcake will have the nutty taste of avocados. Came across a recipe on vegetarian times  and decided to try it. Adding avocado made these eggless cupcakes so smooth, soft and moist. A tiny bit of the instant coffee powder enhanced the chocolate flavor in the cupcakes . As these cupcakes are not very sweet, decided to frost them with vanilla buttercream.

Taste them, they are delicious !!!!! 🙂

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Ingredients

for cupcake
multigrain flour 1 1/2 cups
unsweetened cocoa powder 1/2 cup
baking powder 1 tsp
baking soda 3/4 tsp
salt 1/4 tsp
instant coffee powder 1/4 tsp
ripe avocado 1 pitted and peeled
2/3 cup brown sugar or agave syrup
milk 3/4 cup
olive oil 1/3 cup
vanilla extract 1 tsp
chocolate chip 1/2 cup

for vanilla buttercream frosting
powdered sugar 2 1/2 cups
vanilla extract 1 tsp
butter 1 cup
whipping cream 2 tblsp

Method

for cupcakes
Preheat oven to 350 deg F.
Line muffin pan with paper liners.
Mix together flour, cocoa powder, instant coffee powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in bowl.
In a food processor puree avocado until smooth. Add agave syrup/brown sugar, milk, olive oil, and vanilla, and blend until creamy.
Whisk the avocado mixture into flour mixture.
Add the chocolate chips and fold them into the batter.
Spoon the batter into prepared cupcake cups moulds.
Bake 15-20 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.
Set aside for cooling.

for vanilla buttercream frosting
In a standing mixer fitted with a whisk, mix together sugar and butter.
Mix on low speed until well blended and then increase speed to medium and beat for another 3 minutes.
Add vanilla and cream and continue to beat on medium speed for 1 minute more, adding more cream if needed for spreading consistency.

frosting the cupcakes
for a casual look, spread a liberal amount of the frosting on the cup cakes, using a stick/finger go in rounds starting from the outer ring, to form cute circles and place a chocolate chip on the top.
for a formal look, use a piping bag or ziplock bag to frost the cupcakes.

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